Reader Contributions

Creating a World in an Instant

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By Rabbi Raysh Weiss After a brief, opening recap of the Israelite tribes that had descended to Egypt, the biblical book of Exodus, in its...

Witnessing History Unfold on the Steps of the US Capitol

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By Lou Balcher Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 6, the infusion waiting room hall of Fox Chase Cancer Center was filled, and the wait was hours long...

Making the Most of Senior Year

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By Maddie Gamburg Senior year has been anything but ordinary. Until now, I dreamed of the day that I would pull into the senior lot...

RBG Inspiration for Student’s Poem

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By Rebecca Simpson Homes go quiet across the nation. A sudden death brings devastation. A woman brings sharp ideas into the hemispheres. And though RBG has left this...

On a ‘Fiddler’ Film Remake

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By Steven Chervin In a recent article ("Fans React to News of 'Fiddler' Remake," by Sophie Panzer, June 19, 2020), several commentators expressed opposition to...

On Jewish White Privilege

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By Shira Grife In the past few weeks, familiar childhood tropes of white Jewish oppression have filled my Instagram feed in response to the Black...

Tug at My Tallis

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By Abbie Stein The High Holidays were always a very special time for my family. It was a time for togetherness. There was a special calmness...

Creating and Sustaining Shalom Bayit During Quarantine and Beyond

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BY AMY ALFRED Shalom bayit is the Jewish religious concept of domestic harmony and good relations between husband and wife. Literally meaning peace or harmony...
farmer hands take care and protect young little sprout plant in the soil ground

Jewish Farmer Network Embraces Tradition

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By Maya Kassutto It seems like every family I know has a garden this year. Everyone and their mother (and maybe especially the mothers) is...
Girl Putting Picture Of Rainbow In Window At Home During Coronavirus Pandemic To Entertain Children

When a Community Shines Through a Calamity

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By Rebecca Shaid and Devora Solomon There is no doubt that everyone is being affected by the loss and extreme change occurring in our country...